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This multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by the Water Resources Mission Area.

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March 16, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

March 12, 2019

U.S. River Conditions for Water Year 2018

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages for Water Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage to the wettest. There is also an indicator for gages that are flooding, but it is noted that both USGS gage height and National Weather Service flood stage levels are

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March 5, 2019

USGS Streamgaging — Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams

What is water up to? Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams - USGS Streamgaging and the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.
 

Diagram of Channel Cross Section With Subsections
February 28, 2019

Diagram of Channel Cross Section With Subsections

Diagram of Channel Cross Section With Subsections.

The most common method used by the USGS for measuring velocity is with a current meter. However, a variety of advanced equipment can also be used to sense stage and measure streamflow. In the simplest method, a current meter turns with the flow of the river or stream. The current meter is used to measure water

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Diagram of How Streamgage Data is Transferred To The Internet
February 28, 2019

USGS Diagram of How Streamgage Data is Transferred To The Internet

USGS Diagram of How Streamgage Data is Transferred To The Internet.

Streamflow Data on the Internet All USGS stage and streamflow information is available in near real time through the National Water Information System Web Interface (NWISWeb) for Texas (fig. 5) at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/rt). In addition

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS scientist takes a measurement from the middle of a wadable stream during winter conditions.
February 27, 2019

Taking hydrologic measurements from the Kewaunee River, Wis.

USGS hydrologist Kassidy Mapel takes hydrologic measurements from the Kewaunee River, Kewaunee, Wis., at USGS streamgage 04085200.

Attribution: Water Resources
Total Saline Groundwater Use, 2010
December 31, 2018

Total Saline Groundwater Use, 2010

Total Saline Groundwater Use, 2010

USGS gage 01419500 Willowemoc Creek near Livingston Manor, NY
December 31, 2018

USGS gage 01419500 Willowemoc Creek near Livingston Manor, NY

USGS gage 01419500 Willowemoc Creek near Livingston Manor, NY

Attribution: Water Resources
Groundwater Desalination Facilities
December 31, 2018

Groundwater Desalination Facilities

Groundwater Desalination Facilities. Source: Mickley & Associates, written commun., 2013. Survey of municipal desalination plants.

Map of thermoelectric power water withdrawals for 2015
December 31, 2018

Thermoelectric power water withdrawals for 2015

Thermoelectric power water withdrawals for 2015

USGS gage 01428000 Tenmile River at Tusten, NY
December 31, 2018

USGS gage 01428000 Tenmile River at Tusten, NY

USGS gage 01428000 Tenmile River at Tusten, NY

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS FIM Mapper screenshot.
December 31, 2018

USGS FIM Mapper screenshot.

Figure 1. The USGS FIM Mapper, showing an example flood and hydrograph for Terra Haute, Ind. (Please note, the flood condition displayed represents a higher stream stage than shown in the hydrograph.)

Attribution: Water Resources